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The blessing hidden in the rebuke

Jewish genealogy has become something of an art. There are many internet sites that can help you chart your family history and discover long-lost relatives you never knew about. Perhaps this penchant for family history begins with the list of Jewish family names that appears in Parashat Pinchas. After a fatal epidemic struck the people […]

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On Rosh Hashanah, sildenafil the Jewish New Year, we traditionally eat foods whose names carry a positive symbolic connotation. Just as we taste foods as positive symbols at the festive table on Rosh Hashanah, so we can find good signs in the year’s number too. As Rosh Hashanah 5773 (?’ ???”?) approaches, let’s take a […]

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The blessed kingdom

The cursed kingdoms The first verse in Parashat Re’eh contains seven words, order which correspond to the seven emotive sefirot (from loving-kindness to kingdom). The seventh word is “curse” (????) and it corresponds to the seventh sefirah, salve the sefirah of kingdom. The reason why kingdom is liable to be cursed stems from the seven […]

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The blessing of the tzadik

Parashat Re’eh begins with a seven-word verse, pill “Behold, I give before you today blessing and curse” (????? ??????? ????? ?????????? ??????? ???????? ?????????). As with other opening verses of seven words, such as the opening verse of the entire Torah, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (??????????? ?????? ???????? ??? […]

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Drawing down blessing from Above

The Zohar on parashat Eikev discusses the verse, information pills “You will eat and be satisfied and you shall bless Havayah, ampoule your God for the good land that He has given you” (????? ????? ????? ?? ???’ ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ??? ??). The Zohar reveals the importance of making blessings, with particular […]

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